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15
Jan

Paragon Group Featured Candidates

The hiring process in order to onboard the best candidate for your open position is a time consuming process that can disrupt you from running your business. Shifting through resumes, setting up initial phone interviews and determining a ‘culture fit’ is important and if rushed can result in a candidate that will cause you future stress. In order to focus on your business without having to worry about the intricacies of hiring top talent, many make the decision to allow a professional team like handle all aspects of the search and evaluation process.

The hiring process in order to onboard the best candidate for your open position is a time consuming process that can disrupt you from running your business. Shifting through resumes, setting up initial phone interviews and determining a ‘culture fit’ is important and if rushed can result in a candidate that will cause you future stress. In order to focus on your business without having to worry about the intricacies of hiring top talent, many make the decision to allow a professional team like Paragon Group handle all aspects of the search and evaluation process.

Here are some of our current featured candidates:

 

Recent MBA Graduate with 7+ Years Energy Industry Experience:
This recent MBA graduate from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, has a diverse background in sales, energy trading, asset management, and risk management. While at Rice, he focused his studies on finance, valuation (mergers & acquisitions), strategy, and business development. In addition, the candidate has broad knowledge of the natural gas, power, NGL, and LNG space. He is coach-able, mold-able, and motivated. He is confident that his experiences, business acumen, finance knowledge, leadership, and integrity would be an asset to your company.

**The candidate is open to relocation nationally or internationally

Some of his key accomplishments include:

-Recent graduate of the Jones School of Business at Rice University, MBA Energy Finance & Strategy
-Over 7 years of energy industry / energy trading experience
-Management and leadership expertise
-Financial modeling experience – valuation, M&A, LBO, etc.
-Technology experience – Bloomberg, Factset, Epsilon, Openlink Endur
-Entrepreneurial attitude and spirit

 

Senior Energy Executive 

This global executive has focused on development, operations, asset management and financial leadersh
This recent MBA graduate from the Jones School of Business at Rice University, has a diverse background in sales, energy trading, asset management, and risk management. While at Rice, he focused his studies on finance, valuation (mergers & acquisitions), strategy, and business development. In addition, the candidate has broad knowledge of the natural gas, power, NGL, and LNG space. He is coach-able, mold-able, and motivated. He is confident that his experiences, business acumen, finance knowledge, leadership, and integrity would be an asset to your company.

**The candidate is open to relocation nationally or internationally

Some of his key accomplishments include:

-Recent graduate of the Jones School of Business at Rice University, MBA Energy Finance & Strategy
-Over 7 years of energy industry / energy trading experience
-Management and leadership expertise
-Financial modeling experience – valuation, M&A, LBO, etc.
-Technology experience – Bloomberg, Factset, Epsilon, Openlink Endur
-Entrepreneurial attitude and spirit

ip in the energy industry.  He has been successful in advancing companies missions and goals.  He is confident that his international exposure, business acumen, leadership, and integrity would be an asset to your company.

He is open to domestic or international relocation.

Some of his key accomplishments include: 

  • Over 15 years of experience in the Energy industry.  He has recruited developed and rewarded key employees based on communicating a clear company mission, goals and objectives.
  • Worked with BOD and Private Equity owners on sale of interest in Renewable Energy Company.
  • Orchestrated a 1603 Cash Grant funding from US Treasury in excess of $90 million.
  • Completed multiple Project financing transactions ranging from $155 million to $900 million.
  • Key role in a start-up Joint Venture that has achieved 15 Project commercial operations dates and 14,000 operating megawatts in a global environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in restructuring operations and establishing shared services to reduce operational cost approximately $5 million on an annual basis.
  • Successfully cooperated with equity investors, JV partners, lenders, legal advisors, external auditors and Board Members and as a business advisor to the CEO.

 

Asset Management / Project Development / Business Development

Senior energy professional with deep experience in energy services and asset development, management, and transactions both domestically and internationally is seeking to join a power generation company in a senior asset management or business development role.

  • Has overseen EPC and O&M lines of business for an energy services provider, resulting in 15 projects generating over $270M in revenue and 325 MW in generating capacity, analyzing and qualifying hundreds of prospective thermal and renewable power projects
  • Held full P&L responsibility for over 1500 MW of natural gas and oil-fired power generation assets in multiple markets with varying operating profiles, leading the interaction of all stakeholders and all project agreements from acquisition through divestiture
  • Managed 75 concurrent project bid considerations with a total value over $2B, incorporating and aggregating scope and cost inputs from internal company divisions, partners, subcontractors, and developers
  • Produced full pro forma models to validate project viability and identify cash flow constraints at both the overall project and corporate levels
  • Drove negotiations of major terms (scope, price, schedule, warranty, performance guarantees, etc.) among the key stakeholders of all parties (financial, technical, and legal)
  • Available for relocation in North America and internationally

Energy Trading  Executive

Resilient and innovative trader and builder of Commodities Derivatives trading businesses seeking to join a bank, physical trading platform or merchant energy company looking to build, grow or turnaround a team in the U.S. or overseas.

  • 23 years of derivatives trading experience in foreign currency, equity, physical and financial natural gas, base and precious metals, agriculture, livestock and dairy trading, correlation and commodity linked notes as well as crude and refined products.
  • Profitable track record across multiple commodity asset classes. Proven success in new business development all the while continuing to be an active market participant and leading by example to a very successful peer group.
  • 15 years of experience trading physical and financial natural gas and derivatives in both environments with Texaco, Aquila and Sempra. Utilizing option strategies to maximize value from a natural gas storage  portfolio.
  • Demonstrated ability to transition through numerous commodity platforms, provide a strong leadership role, engage hands-on in all day to day trading activity and achieve profitability.
  • In depth market knowledge and options trading background providing the foundation to create innovative risk solutions and capture inherent extrinsic value.
  • Available for relocation to Houston, NY, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Dubai, Sydney, or elsewhere.

Business Development / M&A, Vice President

This candidate is an 18-year veteran of the electric power industry with deep knowledge and experience in business development, M&A, project finance and strategy for both utility-scale and renewable/distributed generation.  The candidate has an MBA from a top-20 business school and has led transactions worth well over $1 billion.  Key accomplishments include:

  • Successfully developed and closed over 25 solar projects, totaling over 25 MW, by interfacing directly with C-level executives.
  • Led and closed a 1,900 MW, four-power plant portfolio acquisition and $500 million debt facility.
  • Developed renewable acquisition and growth strategy for a $20 billion global independent power producer (IPP).
  • Successfully led divestiture transactions totaling over 2,000 MW for the unregulated IPP subsidiary of the largest utility company in the U.S.

Senior Energy Executive

A senior energy executive with a strong track record of operations, asset management, commercial and technical leadership domestically and internationally in the power industry seeking to join a power generation company in a senior operations or asset management role.

  • Over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. In his most recent roles he built high performing operating teams of up to 150 staff to run the day-to-day operations and business activities of both union and non-union operated power, water, compressed air and electric distribution facilities. 
  •  Previously held the position of Vice President – Power Asset Management for Direct Energy, a Centrica company, aided in acquiring and managed a fleet of combinedcycle plants that provided approximately 1,400 Mw in the Texas retail market. Additionally, provided the asset management for Direct Energy’s 800 Mw of wind off-take contracts Built an organization focused on execution and delivery; expecting and achieving sustainable “best in class” performance from operating merchant plants and wind farms.
  •  Deep understanding of the importance of the economic value of availability, reliability, and maintainability for an equipment owner and operator in today’s competitive global energy market.
  •  Has a broad and varied experience, including structured finance and portfolio management with GE Capital Services where he managed a $1 billion portfolio. He has direct operating and General Management experience with various operating companies and cogeneration facilities; PG&E Generating Company, US Generating Company, J. Makowski Company, Selkirk Cogen partners and TBG Cogen Partners. His engineering experience includes work with Textron Lycoming, GE Aircraft Engine Group, and GE Steam Turbine Department.  Has received an MBA from Columbia University, a MSME from Northeastern University, and a BSME from Rutgers University.·        Available for relocation

Contact us if you would like more information on how we can help your business in the power and energy industry!

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